compacture

compacture

(kəmˈpæktʃə)
n
obsolete an act of joining or bringing into proximity
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The difference between Marvell's and Larkin's conceits lies in the fact that Larkin's lunar cannonball (which is how some have construed Marvell's rather puzzling sphere), unlike the compacture of the lovers' strength and sweetness, has been trained on illusive pleasures; it doesn't secure them.